Academic journal article Defense Counsel Journal

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Academic journal article Defense Counsel Journal

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The spring edition of the Defense Counsel Journal offers four articles that epitomize the essence of the IADC: leaders of the defense bar sharing their insights and expertise into complex topics that are at the cutting-edge of our profession. Des Berry and Evan Kwarta, who both have experience working on 9/11 related litigation, provide an interesting piece that summarizes the unique legal issues presented by the horrific circumstances that flowed from 9/11 and discusses the resolution of those issues that flowed from seventeen plus years of multifaceted litigation. In "Class Arbitration: Who Decides," Mitch Lathrop insightfully addresses how the presence, or absence, of oneon-one arbitration provisions impact the viability of class arbitration and when the availability of this remedy is decided by a judge versus an arbitrator. The always thorny topic of the use of epidemiology in examining causation in toxic tort litigation is presented by explaining how misuse of the Bradford Hill criteria affects the validity of expert opinions in an excellent piece by Derek Smith, Jeremy Goldkind, and William Andrichik. …

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